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about the kids, the parents and you talk about the educators. one such educationor is jeffrey canada. let's take a look at a clip with jeffrey and then i want to ask you about him. >> i was like, superman -- su r superman is not real. she thought i was crying because there was no one coming with enough power to save us. kids look at the world and make certain predictions based on the evidence they're receiving from their peers, parents and teachers. from their sper perspective, the world is a heartless, co cold-blooded place because they realize they've been given the short end of the stick and don't know why. >> he is dynamic, so well spoken. why did you choose him in particular as a strong character for your film? >> he has done amazing things. he has literally proven by taking over 97 square blocks in harlem and hiring and training and cultivating great teachers, that every kid can learn. a long time ago, we used to say if the problems of the nabld are the home and all these are insurmountable, we're going to lose of these schools. he says if they're not going to use that as an e
and get this fixed t unions are going to have to work with people like jeffrey canada. at the same time, as michelle rhee brought up last night, her union also paid $100 million in a mayor's race to destroy a reform candidate -- >> we'll have mayor fenty on tomorrow, by the way. >> and fought reform every step of the way. >> and that's a big issue. a lot of that is generational, by the way. a lot of the teachers have been in the system for a long time, have gotten accustomed to where they were. there are a lot of those teachers who are doing very good work. there are a lot of them who are just kind of showing up and waiting for their time to play out. too many school systems, you can get tenure after three years which makes it almost impossible to fire you. there's almost no other entity in american life in which you get effectively a full-time job guarantee after just three years. >> john legend said last night he considered this to be a civil rights issue. al sharpton said the same thing. >> by the way, it's a national security issue. we have to think about this. this is as important
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